Publisher:

Publisher contact person:    PAUL DIENYE 

Email: pdienye@yahoo.com                              

Phone: 08033393806     

Mailing address:  

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

River State

Nigeria

 

Sources of Support:

1. From the society of family physicians.

2. Sales of Hard Copies

Peer Review:

When a manuscript arrives, the editor does a preliminary assessment for suitability of publishing the manuscript in NJFP. He thereafter solicits reviews from experts who  have already expressed a willingness to referee for the journal. He sends advance copies of an author's work by e-mail to two referees for a given article. These referees are expected to return an evaluation of the work to the editor, noting weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement. Based on the journal’s guidelines, the referees make their recommendations. The selection of referees is the sole responsibility of the editor who is vast in knowledge of areas of interest of the each of the reviewers. The authors do not know the referees and vice versa. During this process, the role of the referees is advisory, and the editor is typically under no formal obligation to accept the opinions of the referees. Furthermore, the referees do not act as a group, do not communicate with each other, and typically are not aware of each others identities or evaluations. There is usually no requirement that the referees achieve consensus.

In situations where the referees disagree substantially about the quality of a work, the editor often will solicit one or more additional reviews as a tie-breaker. Reviewers comments are then sent to authors who are expected to make necessary changes or answer queries arising from the work. As soon as authors resubmit the amended manuscript, the editor forwards them to the referees for final assessment and recommendations. 

Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

General:

Focus and Scope

Nigerian Journal of Family Practice (NJFP) serves as a repository for cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research in all fields of primary health care and family medicine in a uniquely African context. Encouraging scholarly exchange between family medicine and primary health care researchers and practitioners across Sub-Saharan Africa, NJFP provides a contextual and holistic view of family medicine as practiced across the continent. The journal is indispensable for family medicine specialists, primary health care practitioners and academics from both the developing and developed worlds, and offers an engaging insight into the growth of these disciplines from a distinctly African perspective.

Coverage of NJFP includes: Family medicine; Primary health care; District health; Rural health; Health promotion Prevention of disease and disability ;Community oriented primary care ;Education and training of professionals and health workers in primary health care and family medicine; Medical informatics and information science; Accident & Emergency care ;Occupational Health ;Travel Medicine etc.

Peer Review Process

When a manuscript arrives, the editor does a preliminary assessment for suitability of publishing the manuscript in NJFP. He thereafter solicits reviews from experts who  have already expressed a willingness to referee for the journal. He sends advance copies of an author's work by e-mail to two referees for a given article. These referees are expected to return an evaluation of the work to the editor, noting weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement. Based on the journal’s guidelines, the referees make their recommendations. The selection of referees is the sole responsibility of the editor who is vast in knowledge of areas of interest of the each of the reviewers. The authors do not know the referees and vice versa. During this process, the role of the referees is advisory, and the editor is typically under no formal obligation to accept the opinions of the referees. Furthermore, the referees do not act as a group, do not communicate with each other, and typically are not aware of each others identities or evaluations. There is usually no requirement that the referees achieve consensus.

In situations where the referees disagree substantially about the quality of a work, the editor often will solicit one or more additional reviews as a tie-breaker. Reviewers comments are then sent to authors who are expected to make necessary changes or answer queries arising from the work. As soon as authors resubmit the amended manuscript, the editor forwards them to the referees for final assessment and recommendations. 

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief - Dr. Paul O. Dienye
Editor - Dr. Olabode Muftau Shabi

Editorial Adviser
Prof. Victor Inem
Dr. Matie Obazee
Dr. Modupe M. Ladipo
Dr. Nnadozie P. Obiegbu
Dr. Ogbeide
Dr. Stephen Yohanna

Editorial Adviser (International)
Dr. Greg Kitchener
Prof. Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo

Assistant Editors
Dr. Adekunle J.Ariba
Dr. Ike O. Ajayi
Dr. Ndifreke E. Udonwa
Dr. Aboi Madaki
Dr. Taiwo Sogunle

 

Sources of Support

1. From the society of family physicians.

2. Sales of Hard Copies

Journal Identifiers


eISSN:
print ISSN: 2141-9884